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we're following developing news from arinda. we'll talk live to investigators about an overnight gas pipeline scare. what led to a shootout on one oakland street overnight that led to shooting two people. how dare you cut that lifeline for people who need to get to work? >> the ac transit board hears emotional testimony before deciding on drastic cuts mornings on 2 begins right now. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it is thursday, september 23rd. this morning, pg&e crews are working to repair a natural gas pipeline in arinda.
and because of frayed nerves, following the san bruno explosion [ inaudible ] emergency crews responded overnight. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. we have kind of moved positions here. we wanted to show you that pg&e crews are still out here this morning. they are repairing this two- inch gas line break that happened around 11:30 last night. we do understand that the roads should be open by 9:00, and services should be restored in downtown orinda by 9:00 a.m. as well. and joining us this morning is janet keeter. she is the orinda city manager. tell me a little about what you have been doing to deal with this situation this morning. >> well, good morning. yes, we have been out here since -- well, the incident occurred about 11:30. and i think i was out here about midnight. it's been a long night for everybody. but between the fire department, police department, and certainly pg&e, it's been a good team effort to get
everything back together and restore the road and gas line. >> reporter: i understand from the moragga orinda fire department that there was no concern at any point. once they realized it was not a six-inch break, it was a 2-inch break, that there was not a concern that this could be a worse gas being leak. >> right. as soon as we were aware that it was not a 6-inch line that we originally were reported, we then let the residents know who had been evacuated as a precautionary measure that they could return back to their home. >> explain to residents and viewers at home what is going on out here. that led to this gas leak. >> we actually have a major road construction project under way. the moragga way project. and it includes making the road more safe for pedestrians. and part of the problem that they were working on last night are constructing what are
called bulbouts. and it's basically an expansion of the sidewalks. >> reporter: and during that expansion, there was a break in a two-inch line. and this morning, they were trying to repair it in three different spots to try to cap it. >> yes. and i would defer to pg&e to make comments about how the repair was actually done. >> and joe mollic is going to step in. you're with pg&e this morning. thank you for coming out here. talk to you about -- to us about what crews actually did to fix this. >> i want to say that the crew was great overnight. evacuates were not needed in this case. this is a small distribution line that was dug into by a third-party contractor. they had an area set up. and they have been excellent to work with overnight. what happened was, about 11:40, when the line was dug into and we secured the scene, made the area safe, what we had to do was slowly cap off the gas leak
because -- and how we had to do that was a fairly unique process. we had to dig two bell holes is what they're called, on either side of the section of the pipe that was breached and that was dug into. and slowly squeezed that off. >> and you guys were able to do that around 5:30 a.m. joe molica with pg&e. and we understand now that all of the roads should be opened by 9:00 and the businesses in and around here. back into their businesses to go into their normal business day. we'll have more coming up. reporting live from orinda, jade hernandez. ktvu news. there have been at least two other incidents of natural gas leaks in the area. last night, part of el camino real and millbrae was closed for about three hours. the road was closed in both directions from east millbrae
avenue to lacruz avenue, starting at about 6:00 p.m. and a construction crew at cal state east bay caused a natural gas leak on the first day of classes at the pg&e classes. pg&e capped the leak in about two hours. no classes were canceled and no one was hurt. time now, 7:04. those pipeline scares are tied to two weeks ago. this morning, they are ordering pg&e to pay for the investigation into that deadly explosion and fire. a pg&e executive is telling the san francisco chronicle, the company will comply with that order. and he says, the money would come from shareholder profits that will not come from a pg&e rate hike. in about an hour from now, workers about to begin to remove the homes destroyed in that fire. a huge bulldozer. that one right there, is standing by. it's ready to start leveling dozens of houses in san bruno's
fire zone. there are concerns that this demolition work will kick up toxins, along with the dust. ktvu's claudine wong is out there now. she'll bring us a live report at 7:30. oakland police are looking for at least three gunmen outside of a bar and nightclub. it happened just five hours ago, on 14th and webster street. ktvu's kraig debro joins us live with more. >> hi, good morning. it all stemmed from this nightclub. people filed out of here. and some went down the street. in fact, you see the guy sweeping up right there. you're going to see in a second, two bullet holes went through that window. one witness said up to seven people pulled out guns and opened fire here on webster this morning. stray bullets landed everywhere. two in the front window of a bank where you saw that guy
sleeping. across the street, a plate glass window was shot out. and the front windshield of a mercedes suv. two people were also shot. the motive was an attempted robbery, where the victim refused, he was shot twice. the unidentified man was taken to highland hospital. police say he has nonlife- threatening injuries. but those set off gunfire. police say at least two people squared off two blocks from the city center. one of the men was armed with an ak-47. one of the bullets pierced the front windshield of a mercedes benz. according to a person she was with, the woman jumped out of the car, so frightened of the bullets. but when the shooting continued, she jumped back into the car for safety. that woman, we understand, is going to be okay. we're still working on the identity of one of the victims. we understand that it could be an open wrapper. we have to make some calls on that.
reporting live, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. palo alto police tell us they are investigating the motive behind a stabbing at a shopping center. it happened around 8:00 last night. investigators say the victim and suspect were both found at the scene. it's unclear if they know each other. police say the suspect is in the process of being booked on charges. no word on how badly the victim is hurt. time now, 7:07. bad news for east bay bus riders that came late last night. ac transit, board of directors, voted to eliminate most weekend and overnight service. that reportedly will save more than $11 million a year. ac transit has already slashed service twice this year alone. but these cuts are the most drastic ones so far. >> 25%. that's humongous portions. >> how dare you cut that lifeline for people who need to get to work?
>> this was not an easy decision by anybody on the board. it was not an easy recommendation from anybody in the staff. we clearly understand what our mission is. >> now, ac transit is facing a huge budget deficit. they also have a bitter labor dispute going on with its drivers union. the latest cuts will take place in december. we want to check in once again with sal castaneda. and the traffic commute. >> reporter: it is busy. and we're beginning to see signs all over the bay area. starting off with interstate 280, which is a big commute getting into the valley. it is slowing down. and then a big curve, heading out to cupertino. it is backed up from san jose. and 101 is going to be slow as well, coming up to the downtown san jose area. the morning commute is going to be okay here in oakland. so far, passing the airport exit and the coliseum. and of course, we've had a big backup at the toll plaza. although today, it is much
better than it was yesterday. today is more typical. you're be waiting there for about 50 minutes. yesterday at this hour, we had huge backups that stretched all morning long. 7:09. here's steve. thank you, sal. we have a little increase in some of the fog. a few high clouds. fog is starting to get smashed a little bit. as high pressure builds in. warmer air aloft. combination of low clouds and fog. it's rather patchy. but the headline will be from cool to hot. cool this morning. and looks like we'll have hot weather by sunday and monday. a little warmer today. the signs continue to point towards warm, warmer and probably even hot. a couple of systems that left the cold air in place. we're a little warmer today. and more so as we get past friday. but mostly clear skies, except for the fog. redwoodredwood city. 40s. and 75 for our high today.
temperatures come up just a little bit. 60s by the coast. 70s around the bay. upper 70s and low 80s inland. 55, san francisco. we'll go for a high of 67. yesterday was only 62. so a 5-degree jump. kenwood now at 39 degrees. 43. novato. yowptville, 46-- yountville, 46. 42, ukia. -- ukiah. a little spin in the atmosphere, right where it says fog and sun. that goes to the north. but gradually, high pressure is on its way. no hurry, but it will get here. patchy fog. chilly, sunny and warmer. wind will be with us. but nothing like we saw the past couple of days. 60s, 70s. upper 70s and a few low 80s. and warmer weather friday. a little more saturday. then we kick things into warmer gear sunday and monday.
it is 7:11. right now, president obama is addressing the united nations. what he is asking from our world leaders. it's always believed that mammograms can help save lives. but new research shows the screenings may be less necessary these days. how much did it cost to move the bart shooting trial to los angeles? and howho had to -- who had to foot the bill? and a local university facing criminal charges for something she allege loady did to the teen.
is addressing the united nations general assembly. these are live pictures now of the president speaking in his address. president obama is emphasizing the efforts his administration is making to promote peace and stability all over the world from iraq and afghanistan to the middle east. he also says the united states has refocused and intensified its efforts to combat violence from the al qaeda terrorist network. and the president talking about the economy, says that the global economy has been pulled back from the brink of a depression. well, also happening right now in washington, d.c., a new war over landmark healthcare reform. this morning is the 6-month anniversary of the new law. and as ktvu's scott macfarland reports, republicans are marking the day for the new push to repeal that law. scott, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. just a few moments ago, republicans began a press conference just outside washington. here's a live picture.
this is sterling, virginia. house republicans nouncing a plan to -- announcing a plan to repeal the law. they would replace the law, in their words with a set of smaller changes to the system. democrats. the nation's health secretary announcing new provisions. including allowing college students to stay on their parents' insurance, after graduation, until the age of 26. also, prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage to those with preexisting health conditions. as for the push to help the health care law, republicans have picked up on this issue as a weapon for the campaigns. >> the policies coming out of washington are creating massive uncertainty for job creators on the american people are suffering as a result. >> reporter: republicans are calling their 2010 version of contract with america. it's a pledge to america. and it includes this call to
repeal the six-month-old landmark health reform law. live in washington, scott mcfarlane. some are looking for key ways to get around the healthcare reform. anthem blue cross and aetna will no longer sell single insurance policies for children. that's because the new rule bans them from denying coverage for children with preexisting conditions. children will still be able to get coverage as part of a family plan. 7:17. the florida governor says the state will stop enforcing a gay adoption ban immediately. an appeals court judge ruled yesterday that the coo -- key factor in approving adoption should be in the best interest of the child. and there's no rational basis
for excluding the parents of gay children. less crucial for cancer detection than previously thought. researchers out of norway are reporting that routine mammography reduces the death rate by no more than 10%. that's much less than earlier reports of about a 25% reduction. one researcher says mammograms are less valuable, as cancer awareness, early detection, and better treatments become more common. time now, 7:18. a sonoma county pta mother is facing felony charges in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars from a fundraiser. joni palmidgiano is accused of stealing money raised from a book fair last march. the money was discovered missing last august. she is set to be arraigned next month. san francisco state university's cheerleading coach has pleaded not guilty to
stealing almost $20,000 from the team. 23-year-old ashley haley of oakland, was arrested last thursday, charged with 29 felony counts, including grand theft. prosecutors claimed she took the teen's money and used it to pay for represent, food, -- rent, food and take a trip to vegas. the money was supposed to be use for uniforms and camps. what's difficult about this case is the students that are involved. the victims in this case that lost their money. i mean, these folks are student athletes. they're doing their best to make their way through school. and what's difficult about it is their families and themselves have suffered losses because of this woman's actions. >> prosecutors say the cheerleaders gave haley about a thousand dollars each. she is scheduled to return to court next week. it cost alameda county taxpayers more than $144,000 to move the bart shooting trial to
los angeles. court records show hotel costs alone were $55,000. airfare came to $25,000. former bart police officer yohanes measurely went on trial. he'll be sentenced in november for his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the shooting death of oscar grant. we're about to tell you about a selective price hike. we'll tell you which stafer bucks drink -- starbucks drink will get more expensive and why. and why a popular food chain is being told by some residents, stay out. good morning. northbound 101, traffic is looking good here. but just up the road, it's going to be slow. and there are some other surprises for you on the south bay commute. we'll tell you more.
that blockbuster has filed for bankruptcy protection. they managed to strike a deal with its creditors, reducing its debt to about 100 million. blockbuster has been losing ground to its subscription services like netflix. your morning coffee drink may soon get more expensive. stafer bucks says it is raising its prices to prices to keep up with costs of its coffee beans. the price of packaged coffee, including those sold in grocery stores will also go up. city officials are reexamining the plan for a new drive-through rest rawbtsz. the proposed site is north main creek. but some residents are against it. they say it will attract
traffic and noise to the area. >> they predict, 1200 to 1500 cars be coming to this border. we're worried about them cutting through our neighborhood. in and out says it is still working on making just a minutes to its plan. the final decision will be up to the planning commission to approve a new restaurant. it is 7:23. let's check in once again with sal castaneda. keeping a close eye on the commute this thursday morning. well, i'm happy to tell you that we don't have nearly as many problems as we had yesterday at this time. we still have slow traffic, though. let's go outside and take a look at the commute on northbound 280. i'm sorry. northbound 101, getting up to the san jose area. it is not all that bad. as a matter of fact, looks pretty good coming into the area. 880 northbound also looking nice.
today, much better than yesterday. and of course at the toll plaza. it's back said up for a good, long wait. yesterday at this hour, backed up for almost 30 minutes. right now, it's like 13. 7:24. let's go to steve. we have a little patchy fog out there. cool this morning. there's just patches around. not only some around the bay. but also inland. doesn't stand much of a chance, though. and temperatures will be moving up. because the system continues to move in to the north. instead of over us, they're up toward seattle and portland. fog and sun and a little warmer. 60s, 70s, and low 80s. santa rosa and napa, 46. 49, livermore. palo alto, 48. one more system has to just slice by to the north. maybe another brief one on saturday. but each day, we'll start to warm up a little more.
and then things start to really kick in on sunday, monday. patchy fog. a little chilly out there. sunny and chilly out there today. winds not much of a factor. it will pick up a little bit. 60s, 70s, upper 70s, low 80s. we continue to see warmer weather. then we jump it into the 90s, maybe even upper 90s by monday. dave and tori. >> thank you, steve. a bold street robbery. we'll tell you how the suspect appeared to be someone the victim could trust. a big day here in san bruno. demolition crews get ready to start tearing down what is left of dozens of homes. we'll tell you what the plan is for today. and how long all of this could take. plus, how uc berkeley say its plans on saving $20 million. droiiiid.
good morning to you. welcome back. time now, search:29. this morning in orinda, pg&e crews are repairing a natural gas line that was accidentally cut last night. this happened near camino and paragga. ktv u's jade hernandez is there. >> reporter: right now, i can tell you, 17 businesses are affected in orippedda, just 17. and those 17 businesses, an
employee should be able to get back to work, start their normal day between 9:00 and 9:30 this morning. i want to show you, you can see pg&e. crews are still out here tonight. what happened is around clench:30 last night, there was a gas line break. and initially, it was called in as a six-inch line break. so what orinda police went in was went in and evacuated 14 homes. and once pg&e realized that this was a two-inch break, they were able to let those 14 residents back into their homes and try and stop the gas leak. and that was their main concern this morning to try to cap this gas line. and they were able to do that around 5:30 this morning. they were able to work. they worked all night. we came in early this morning. and we spoke to orindza city-- orinda city manager, janet keeter. and janet was here from the time the break was reported to
now. and thank you for joining us. you've had a very long thiement nightand long morning. -- long night and long morning. janet, can you tell us, there was some heightened reports. i heard of a report in the east bay and another in millbrae. but this one has to do with a construction project. tell me, how was this different? and why did the fire department, pg&e tell you it wasn't dangerous to residents nearby? >> right. and that's a great question. i think what happened in some of the other communities, they were much bigger lines, they were higher pressured. this is a two-inch line. it was about 50 to 60psi. so it's a low-pressure line. pg&e informed us once they capped and once the gas smell disseminated, that the fire department was free to leave because it was not a safety hazard. and one of the things that pg&e was saying this morning was they worked really hard and diligently to make sure they took every precaution.
>> absolutely, they did. and they were here around the clock. we had, i think, three fire engines out here from the fire district to make sure in case there was a problem, that they would be able to respond right away. we had, i think, nine police officers on site. and pg&e had multiple crews on site, affecting the -- effecting the repairs. there was some concern about traffic. i know there were some folks on highway 24 that could actually smell that odor that is placed with the natural gas. but now, traffic is open on mora ga way? >> we're just opening the line right now to let people drive through moraga way, and what we were waiting for go ahead having this capped was that it would be safe for the drivers. so we have flaggers on site that will be assisting drivers. >> janet keeter, thank you so much. orindza -- orinda city manager. and janet was able to let us know what exactly has been happening this morning.
we spoke with joe molica, a spokesperson for pg&e. in fact, he was getting another update for us. and we will bring you more in just about a half hour. reporting live from orinda, jade hernandez, ktvu news. >> i smelt it when i was driving early this morning. can you still smell gas in that morning? >> i will tell you, when we arrived, i couldn't smell it. but i think that might be a personal thing this morning. but i can say that we could hear it. we could hear it until about 5:35 when they finally capped it off. you could hear what sounded like a snake hissing. and that sound was prevalent. and membership people other than reporting that they could smell it on highway 24. the chief told us, the moraga fire chief of orinda told us that one of the things about this specific gas leak is that the wind was taking that natural gas smell downwind. so it was away from the downtown area.
so if you did get a whiff of it, it's because the wind was coming back this way. but that's one of the main reason yes the concentration of smell was not where we were located this morning. back to you in the studio. >> okay. thank you, jade. in response to the san bruno natural disaster, california's two senators had intliews -- introduced a bill that called for strict new pipeline safety standards. the bill would double the number of federal pipeline inspectors. require the installation of electronic shutoff valves on gas lines. and it would require operators to reduce gas pressure if their pipelines could not be inspected by robotic devices that search for and help prevent corrosion within the pipes. it's now been two weeks since the disastrous pipeline explosion in san bruno. and work is about to begin to remove the debris left after dozens of homes were destroyed in the fire. ktvu's claudine wong joins us live now with that story.
good morning, claudine. good morning, tori. plenty of meetings under way at this hour. demolition crews are getting ready to come in about 30 minutes. they are starting the process of demolition and rebuilding. there are almost 40 homes that have been either red-tagged or destroyed by this fire. only three on this list will be demolished. when u take a look at this, you understand that nothing will happen until that dem -- demolition is done. streets need to be reopened. crews will be wearing protective gear. and there are air monitors in place. there have been monitors out here since a few days after this explosion. but the county health department did put in a few more last sunday. those monitors will be checking for any kind of toxic gases. and really on a day like this.
any kind of particulate, any small matter. if anything is on a dangerous level, work will be shut down immediately. this morning, we did talk to a county department director of health. >> the fact we have to handle material appropriately can get complicated. we have to deal with the winds that are famous here in san bruno. that could shorten the days a little. we are aichting three to four weeks. >> reporter: so there are 35 homes that have been destroyed. i mean, they're leveled -- there's little left of them. there are also two red-tagged homes. they can take care of demolition themselves which is a pretty daunting task or get the county the dwreen light to do it for them. and you have the couple of red- tagged homes. and the owners are trying to figure out if there is a way to fix the problems with their homes or tear downs.
each crew hoping to get one lot done per day. they do want to get all of this completed by the start of the rainy season, which is officially on october 15th. and again, they believe that they are working quickly, they can get one home per day. and they keep moving down the list. the cost of all of this is about $2 million. live in san bruno, claudine wong, ktvu, channel 2 news. time now, 7:36. new unemployment figures came out this morning. the labor department says the number of people filing for unemployment went up. first-time jobless claims climbed by 1200 last week, after four weeks of either flat or dropping figures. this indicates jobs that are still hard to come by. and that some companies are still laying off employees. now, uc berkeley plans to cut more jobs. chancellor just announced 200 administrative jobs will be
eliminated early next year. that will save the university $20 million. this is in addition to 600 jobs already eliminated since last year. 7:37. san leandro police are searching for a man who impersonated a police officer and robbed a woman. it happened tuesday. police say the victim was walking on east 14th street, when a black suv, with flashing lights pulled next to her. that's when a man jumped out, handcuffed the victims, and stole $200 from her wallet before releasing her. the suspect is described only as african american in his mid30swith a bald head and no facial hair. walnut creek police are working on a sketch of a man who tried to lure a 13-year-old boy into his car. it happened at a shopping center at ignatio valley and oak grove road, shortly after 4:00 p.m. tuesday. the boy told police, a man pulled up next to him and said his mother sent him to pick him up. the car was a dark blue,
midsized chevy suv. police say this case is not related to similar incidents in walnut creek and other cities. the father of an oakland teenager, gunned down near their home, wants the shooter to turn himself in. 17-year-old raymond justice was shot on macarthur boulevard, around 6:30 tuesday night. he died later at highland hospital. raymond was a junior at life academy high school. he had a 3.3 grade point average and planned to go to college. raymond's father is devastated. >> it hurt so bad. whoever, sneaky person, to shoot her in the back of the head. coward, come forth. and meet his death. >> reporter: police haven't released details but say there was some kind of altercation before that shooting. a $10,000 reward is being offered now for information leading to an arrest. it is 7:39. and we want to check in once again with sal and 7:30-ish.
it's right at the height of the commute. how are things going? >> as you might expect, tori, it's very busy, almost everywhere. let's go outside and show you some pictures. we'll start in san jose, where a lot of people are cueing up to get into the valley. and 280 is slow from downtown near highway 87. and it slows all the way up to about the lawrence expressway. in fact, it's usually -- well, right now, i'm looking at the sensors. it's under the limit. up to cupertino really. 85 is slow from 101 to 17, pretty much the entire way. 101 is slow, approaching sunnyvale. moving along and taking a look at the bay bridge, that's backed up for about a 15, main a 20 -- maybe a 20-minute delay. not as bad as yesterday when we had that terrible commute there. and 101, the james lick freeway. traffic is okay getting into the downtown area. no problems on southbound 101, trying to get to the downtown airport, if you're getting that way. thank you, sal. and good morning.
a little fog around. mostly sunny, as you saw by sal's traffic pictures. but chilly this morning. had couple of 30s. lot of 40s. the headline is from cool hohot. but that hot will be by sunday, monday. maybe each by saturday -- even by saturday. but we'll ease into it. sunny and a little warmer today. we'll come up about 5 to 7 degrees. the weekend does look sunny side up. and we had our strong system. it is now into the northern plains. but another weak little system brushing us to the north. which is why we're not jumping into the warmup. 81 today. we'll go 67 in san francisco, after yesterday's cool, 62. walnut creek, from 74 to 80 today. forecasted high in oakland is 72. after yesterday's official, 68. and san jose was only 72. get that northwest direction. and some of those clouds bank up down the santa clara valley. that's exactly what happened yesterday. 78 today. a little warmer.
39 this morning at kenwood. 43, se -- sebastopol. los altos, also 47. danville, san ramon, coming in at 48 degrees. ukiah. and then finally 56. but that's down in l.a. and san diego. there goes another system, you can see it moving in to the north. a strong system will deepen out here around saturday. and that's going to take the high down to the desert southwest, which has been kind of meandering towards the northeast and minding its own business, back overitous. and as it does -- over to us. that means it will be chilly. wind, not really right there. but tell pick up later. 60s, 70s, upper 70s and low 80s. another chilly morning on friday. then we start to see the inland temperatures get into the mid and upper 80s. 90 by saturday.
and warms to hot as we head toward sunday and monday. >> thank you, steve. 7:42. almost 100 years later, the truth finally comes out about the sinking of the titanic. after millions of dollars spent and lots of nasty campaign ads, who do you think is ahead in the race for california governor? we'll have the results in the new ktvu field poll. vied for the title. richest young american. now, facebook founder will make a huge donation to one lucky recipient.
unemployment claims rose. but there is some good news. home sales. home sales rose in august. but they were down. so not enough to keep august from being the second worst month for sales in more than a decade. right now, the dow is basically flat. a little up slightly. nasdaq up 9. s&p is up 1. bay area is showing signs of recovery. according to american express, spending in san francisco surged by 36% from last year. that is the largest increase by far, compared to the five other five markets. dining, lodging. homeowners, fighting foreclosure, may have a powerful new tool in their legal battle to hold onto their home. some of the nation's largest mortgage companies used a
single processor at allied financial to sign off on foreclosures. the super robot signer processed 10,000 foreclosure documents a month and testified that he would check names and a few numbers but did not read thoroughly each one, as legally required. his action could be considered unfair and deceptive practice. forbes magazine just released its annual list of america's richest people. and a lot of them are here in the bay area. pam cook is in our newsroom now. hey, pam, did you find the name pam cook on that list? >> no. don't tell anyone. but there are some further down the list. number 1, once again, microsoft founder bill gates is listed as the wealthiest man in america for the 17th year in a row. at $54 billion. investor warren buffet takes second place with $45 billion.
the bay area's larry ellis of oracle is on the list. also, larry page and sergei brin. and for the first time, facebook founder, mark zuckerberg, soared ahead of apple's steve jobs. now, the 35th wealthiest person in america. zuckerberg is also tied with the youngest on the list. steve jobs, by the way, came in at number 42, with $4.6 billion. back to zuckerberg. he plans to use some of his wealth for a good cause. the facebook founder is expected to announce tomorrow that he is donating $100 million to schools in newark, new jersey. he is expected to make the announcement on the oprah winfrey show. zuckerberg will also fund an education foundation with his private stock in facebook. there are reports that he owns more than a quarter of facebook
stock. i'm pam cook. back to dave. time now, 7:48. governor schwarzenegger and legislative leaders will be holding more budget talks today. the governor is down there, recovering from a cold. the big five meetings are in the governor's priechtd office in santa mon -- private office in santa monica. the state budget is 85 days late this. is the longest california has ever gone without a new budget. >> the california governor's race is a dead heat, according to a new field poll. six weeks from election day. the polls show republican meg whitman and democrat jerry brown with 41% apiece in the poll with 18% undecided. it has been a close race since march. analysts say the campaign ads don't seem to have swayed voters one way or the other. but they are scheduled to hold their first televised debate.
and ktvu is the only television station providing a live broadcast of the next week's debate. according to a new book, the sinking approximate of the ti -- the sinking of the titanic was caw -- caused by a simple steering wheel mistake. a daughter of the only passenger to survive. until now, historians believed that they hit at iceberg because they didn't see it until it was too late. but patton says they misunderstood the order and steered the wheel the wrong way. she says the grandfather was worried that it would bankrupt the liner's owner and put his colleagues out of a job. it's the latest health scare affecting parents. the babies item that is being recalled because of a possible
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it is 8 minutes before 8:00. a daily woman has lost a fight. her 23-year-old son nicholas died unexpectedly in 2006. she it was until later that that she learned the coroner had kept his yesterday, the state. >> they said the need for family consent was never established in this case. abbot laboratories is recalling millions of containers of its top baby formula because of a possible insect contamination.
the company says beetles and larva re found at a plant where those items are produced. liquid formulas are not affected by the recall. you can find more information on the potentially tainted items. under the web links portion of our website. the head of muni says the new results of a passenger survey could have been a lot worse when you consider recent cutbacks and hikes. a small majority think the transit agency is doing a good job. but it is still muni's lowest approval rating in almost a decade. muni paid for the saur vay, show -- is survey, showing customer satisfaction at 52%. it's a drop from 2001. back then, 48% said muni was doing a good job. a push to rename the bart
station in pleasant hill. representing the adjacent transit village. bart staffers estimate the main change would cost $400,000 to update the maps, the schedules, the signs, the brochures and bart's website. at least some of that cost would be paid for by the transit village and the developers. 7:54. and i know, sal, are you getting any response from people reacting to that survey about the change at the pleasant hill bart station? >> yeah. most people don't like it. they don't like change. although i did get a few people who said yeah, it would make it easier, because everyone would know, that's where the transit center is. and you can always drop me a tweet. or go to ktvu.com. and you can get me on e-mail. and there's also a link to my twitter site there. let's go to northbound 101 as you approach 880. it's going to be a little slow. you can see some slow traffic. and it's going to lead up to
the sunnyvale area. nothing unusual. but just slow right now. also this morning, we're looking at the commute here, approaching the bay bridge. i think some people yesterday just had a really bad day here. today, it's more typical, about a 20-minute delay. no problems on the bridge. bart, in and out of san francisco, on time so far, according to bart. and we have a problem in hayward. southbound 880 at a street. a lot of slow traffic. 101 is slow. 280 is better. 7:56. here's steve. we have a little bit of fog around. rather chilly this morning. downright cold for some. now, we have a little fog getting ready, though, to a mostly sunny morning. along the cool side. slightly warmer today. the storm track jet stream starts to head to the north. instead of dipping over us. redwood city forecast. chilly morning. 49. and giving way to noontime 68. high today of 75 degrees. a little warmer.
i think real warming starts to friday. but fog and sun, a little warmer. 60s, sessmentses. san francisco -- 70s. san francisco at 53. even cool in the city. a lot of 40son the coast this morning, due to lack of fog. palo alto, 48. the system just spinning right in towards vancouver. but the jet stream is building. and highs building in. and everything is heading north. and that means temperatures also going up or north. so sunny and a little warmer today. 60s, 70s, coast and bay. upper 70s. low 80s, inland. probably won't be there very long. but tomorrow, we start to see upgrades. 90 by saturday. then warm to hot, sunday and monday. dave and tori. >> all right. thank you. it is 7:57. a wild shootout in oakland. what witnesses say led to a shooting that injured two people outside a bar and a nightclub. a meeting this morning could answer a critical question in san bruno. two weeks ago. plus, how some csu students have avoided tuition hikes at a
also, life is about to change. the second hour of mornings on 2 begins right now. complete coverage continues. good morning. welcome back. to mornings on 2. i'm tori campbell. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. it's thursday, september 23rd. this morning, pg&e crews are busy. they're trying to repair a natural gas line in orinda. because of frayed 97s, there was a very quick emergency response overnight. ktvua jade hernandez is live with the latest. good morning. crews have been out here since 11:20 last night. that's when this leak was initially reported. it was reported as a six-inch
leak. and orinda police evacuated homes. the gas was dissipating. now, a driver of a back hoe struck the pipe while doing work on an ongoing root construction project. pg&e crews capped the line 2 1/2 hours ago. and gas leaks can be common during times like this. and joe, you were explaining that you have an update for folks at home. good morning. yes, we are right in the process of turning these business customers back on. when this gas leak struck, we arrived on scene. and worked with fire department police. and our first priority at this point was see being how we could minimize this gas leak's effect on customers. and i know there wasn't as
much concern because the moraga fire chief was saying it was dissipating into the air. even though that was a smell for drivers passing through orinda. >> exactly. we have been working with city officials and they have been excellent to work with overnight on this. but once we secure that scene. so there was a small amount of gas, dissipate being safely into the air. that was a safe situation. we chose to minimize the impact on our customers. so rather than potentially disrupt hundreds of residential customers' service up the hill, we chose to disrupt the smaller amount of customers, the 14 or 15 customers behind us there. >> you said there was a reason why it took so long. this happened at 11:30. you were able to cap it around 5:30 this morning. >> exactly. and because we minimized the effect, we had to dig three
bell holes. and unfortunately, you can't just jump into a hole like this and squeeze it off. it doesn't work like that. have you to slowly squeeze down the pressure of a gas leak system. it's a small, two-inch pipe that serves several hundred customers. however, in this case, we secured the case. and wanted to minimize the effect on our customers. pg&e is actually lighting some of the milot lights. >> exactly. we're in the process of getting these customers' service back up now. the street behind us has been reopened for about 30 minutes now. >> wonderful. thank you so much, joe molica, with pg&e. here to update us about the gas line break that was capped about 5:30, here in orinda. time now, 8:03. there have been at least two
other incidents of natural gas leaks in the bay area in the last 24 hours. last night, part of camino real and millbrae were closed because of a gas leak. road was closed in both directions between east millbray avenue -- millbrae avenue to cruz avenue. and first day of classes at the hayward campus. pg&e crews capped that leak at about two hours. no classes were canceled. no one was hurt. a lot of 3r5078 people are on edge about gas leaks. this morning, the state public utilities commission is expected to vote on a resolution, ordering pg&e to pay for the investigation into the deadly explosion and fire. a pg&e executive tells the san francisco chronicle, the company will comply with that order. and he says, the money would come from shareholder profits and not from a pg&e rate hike.
sometime this hour, work is set to begin to remove the debris from homes destroyed in that fire in san bruno. and these issue picture -- are pictures of some of the wreckage left behind. ready to start leveling dozens of the remains. now, there are some concerns that this demolition work may kick up toxins, along with the dust. ktvu's claudine wong is in san bruno this morning. and she'll look into that in her live report at 8:30. time now is 8:05. oakland police are now busy. they're searching for the gunman involved in a wild, early-morning shootout outside of a bar and nightclub. kraig debro is joining us live. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we moved down the street. we wanted to give a closer look. before, we were outside of caribbean city. that's the nightclub where this all started. people filed out and came down
the street here. we talked with a witness and he said it was attempted robbery. the person didn't want to give up what he had. take a look at the spot fire there. that is just one of several bullet holes. take a look at those two bullet holes there. you can see the back window was shot out. and nobody was inside this car, thankfully. they might have been hurt. but take a look at the two bullet holes and the bank window there. the bank personnel haven't shown up just yet. and there's another bullet hole here. this happened around 2:00 this morning. the person department give up what -- person didn't give up what he wanted. so he was shot twice. then there was another woman in the car. two blocks from the city center. she was just sitting in her car when a bullet came from her front windshield, as she was grazed by this bullet. according to police, both of these people are expected to live.
they have nonlife-threatening injuries. we just heard from police. they tell us that police officers in the area heard the gunshots when he arrived here. somebody said that he -- that shots had been fired in the area. so right now, they're looking for at least two suspects. could be more, according to witness i had. could have been up to seven shooters. if you come back out live, one of the gentlemen who was here last night, he's just getting in the car. this was another car shot up. in fact, there were two bullet holes. on the other side of the building. way up high here. there's also a bullet hole up there. just a rain of bullets here. police are looking for two men. and again, the two victims in the shootings are expected to survive. >> all right, craig. thank you. -- kraig. thank you. time now, 8:07. palo alto police are investigating the stabbing at a shopping center. this happened last night at around 8:00, at the town and country village on elmeano real.
-- el camino real. it's not clear if they know each other. police say the suspect is now in the process of being booked on charges. no word on how badly that victim was hurt. 8:07. the bad news for east bay bus riders came late last night. ac transit's board of directors voted to eliminate most weekend and overnight service. the cuts will save the transit agency more than $11 million a year. ac transit has already slashed service twice this year alone. but these are the most drastic cuts so far. >> 25%. that's humongous portion. >> how dare you cut that lifeline for people who need to get to work. >> this was not an easy decision by anybody on the board. it was not an easy recommendation from anybody in the staff. we clearly understand what our mission is. >> ac transit is facing a huge budget deficit and is in a bitter labor dispute with its
drivers union. the latest cuts will go into effect in december. and with that, we turn to sal. he's going to help you get to where you need to go. and i know you're hearing from viewers now about all of this. >> yeah, about the ac transit thing. i heard from someone who dropped me a tweet. his name is oh, so keith. that's his twitter name. it's going to make it a lot more difficult to get to work. because of the cuts. a lot of viewers are sending us their concerns about the story we just did. let's go outside. i want to show you some pictures here. if you're coming into san francisco with your car. today is much better day than it was yesterday. sure, there's a 15- to 20- minute delay. yesterday, at this time, it was 30 minutes-plus, getting to the bay bridge. and if you were counting to 80, it was more like 45 minutes as the backup stretched from highway 84. today is t is much better. -- it is much better. this is a look now at 880. it's beginning to bog down. driving up north. and continuing up to about the
brick wall and that breaks free. on the peninsula, southbound 101. traffic is busy now. really busy. heading down through san mateo and redwood city. i would still use 280. 280 has a rough stretch from dally city to -- daly city to san bruno. and there is a crash at north 880. we have -- i need real quick. nelson? nelson, over there, can you load my show for me? i was coming over here. and i forgot. i forgot. >> he's supposed to do it. >> he's supposed to do that. that's right. i had a little patchy fog on the san mateo coast. there it is. the wind is not much of an issue now. i got a tweet. sp weather, by the way, from katie. she's in the marina. she says it's clear, cool. but you can tell today is going to be a stunner. there you go. go for a ride, what have you. take the dog for a walk. if it's clear in the marina,
you know it's probably going to be nice in the city. cool will go to hot, though. tomorrow will be the jump. we'll keep it there saturday. then sunday and monday, we'll take it up another notch or two. the weekend does look warm to hot. reason being, there's still a couple of little systems that have to fly by to the north. and that will suppress the high from the desert southwest. but it will get there. 53 in san francisco. a lot of low 50s in the city. but patchy fog. cool, then sunny, breezy and warm. we'll go 67 for a high. temperatures are starting to inch upward. and 70s and 80s, we get more towards the weekend. but i'll wait until friday. today will be a little better, though. 81 in santa rosa. after yesterday'85. 72 in oakland. and san jose, 72 only yesterday. we'll go 78 today. very cold this morning. kenwood checked in at 39. these are not the current temperatures. these are the morning lows. menlo park.
los altos. i think woodside was in there as well. danville, san ramon at 48. if you thought it was cool, it was. 47 in ukia. they were down to 43. they were in the 40s. you can see these systems just kind of plowing north. but each goes a little further nort, a little further. and that allows the high to build in. patchy fog. sunny, warmer. maybe later today it will pick up slightly. tomorrow, jump it up to upper 80s to near 90. hold it up there for saturday. then we start to get into the warm to hot category, sunday and monday. dave and tori. >> thank you, steve. it's 8:12. today, several new provisions of healthcare reform go into effect. and what some insurance companies are doing to get around the regulation. and alsonew studies can change the way routine mammograms are looked at. also, we now know who will pay the bill for moving the bart shooting trial to los angeles. ah, focus group. so what are we testing here?
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well, good morning to you. welcome back. time now is 8:15. just a short time ago, president obama gave his second address to the united nations general assembly. he urged the world leaders to support middle east peace efforts. and he called on iran to work with u.n. nuclear inspectors. >> iran is the only to the mpt that cannot demonstrate the peaceful intentions of its nuclear program. and those actions have consequences.
>> now, the president said the door remains open to diplomacy with iran. yesterday, the five permanent members of the u.n. security council, along with germany, offered iran another chance for negotiations on its nuclear program. 8:15 in washington, d.c. today, they're marking the 6- month mark since the passage of the historic health reform law. republican leaders are announcing plans to repeal the law if they take over congress after the november elections. scott macfar lane has details in our washington, d.c. bureau. >> good morning, in 1994, when republicans took control of the capitol, they did it with a contract to america. today, they're trying a similar tack. it's called a pledge to america. they wrapped up a health care reform conference, announcing that pledge. democrats include an
announcement this morning of new provisions in the health reform law. which takes place today. college students now allowed to stay on their parents' insurance until after graduation, 26. patients with major health conditions can no longer be denied coverage. many of the law's changes should be reversed. >> the policies coming out of washington are creating massive uncertainty for job creators. and the american people are suffering as a result. >> six months after health reform was passed into law and six weeks until election day, healthcare still a key issue in america. in washington, scott macfarlane, ktvu channel 2 news. some insurance companies are already finding ways to go around a key element of healthcare reform. anthem blue cross, aetna, and cigna, will low -- no longer
cover children on single policies. insurers worry parents will wait until their child becomes ill to sign up for coverage. and that will cost insurance companies more money. time now, 8:17. florida governor charlie crist says florida will stop enforcing a ban on gay adoption immediately. an appeals court judge ruled today that the key factor in approving adoption should be the best interest of the child. and there's no rational basis to exclude potential gay parents from that consideration. florida child welfare officials have 30 days to decide if they will abeal. appeal. new research on mammograms are out. shows the annual x-rays are less crucial for cancer detection than previously thought. researchers from norway are reporting that routine mammograms reduce the death rate by no more than 10%. that's a lot less than earlier
reports about a 25% reduction. one researcher says mammograms are less valuable as cancer awareness, early detection, and better treatments become more common. 8:18. a sonoma opportunity r count -- sonoma county pta mother is facing felony charges in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars from the pta fundraiser. she is accused. stealing $6,000 raised at a book fair at evergreen elementary school last march. the money was discovered missing last august. shoo is -- she is set to be arraigned next month. san francisco's cheerleading coach has pleaded not guilty to stealing almost $20,000 from the team. 23-year-old ashley haley of oakland was arrested last thursday, and charged with 29 felony counts, including grand theft. prosecutor says she took the team's money and used it to pay for rent, food, and a trip to
las vegas. the money was supposed to be used for uniforms and camp. >> what's really difficult about this case is the students that are involved, the students, the victims in this case that lost their money. i mean, these folks are student athletes. they're doing their best to make their way through school. and what's difficult about it is their families and themselves have suffered losses because of this woman's actions. >> prosecutors say the cheerleaders gave haley about $1,000 each. haley is scheduled to return to court next month. time now, 8:20. it's going to cost alameda county taxpayers, well more than $44,000 to move the bart shooting trial to los angeles. court records show that hotel costs alone were $55,000. airfare, $25,000. former bart police officer,ia hanes messerly went on trial this summer after getting a change of venue. he'll be sentenced for his
involuntary manslaughter shooting death of oscar grant. 8:20. his salary is more than $350,000. but the city he works for is broke. we're comparing salaries of city managers in the bay area. also, a selective price hike. which starbucks drinks will get more expensive and why? good morning. northbound 101, approaching the 880 interchange. traffic is busy. we'll tell you more about where the trouble spots are, coming up.
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8:dwea. we are now learn -- 8:23. second highest paid city manager in the bay area. a new salary shows san ramon city manager says it is the highest paid at $354,000. but vallejo city manager comes in not far behind at $351,000. that compares to san francisco's city manager salary of $250,000. vallejo made headlines when it filed for bankruptcy and continues to struggle financially, closing fire stations and laying off police. blockbuster. the word just came in. they filed for bankruptcy protection. the video rental chain managed to strike a deal with its creditors, reducing its $1 billion debt to about $100 million. blockbuster has been losing
ground to subscription net works like netflix. it says it plans to keep its stores and kiosks open while it restructures. your morning coffee place will be more expensive at one of the -- one place. starbucks say its is raising prices to keep up with the increasing prices of coffee beans. most basic coffee and expressos will stay about the same. the price of packaged coffees, including ones in grocery stores will also go up. it is 8:25. we want to check in once again with sal on traffic around the bay area. >> if you live in the south bay, you can grab that cup of coffee to go. you'll need the extra time. getting around 280, 85. all of those freeways there. doing okay. but it's going to be slow getting into the valley. on 280, on 85, and on 101. there haven't been any major problems. there's still been a lot of slow traffic.
moving along, at the bay bridge. today is day number 2 of kind of a slow day. but it's better than it was yesterday. bart had minor delays. but i would still consider taking bart. and this is a look at 880 at a street. traffic on 101, across the bay is slow. but 280 is better. 8:25. here's steve. >> all right, sal am thank you -- sal. thank you very much. a few high clouds. mostly sunny. it will be warmer today. and temperatures starting to recover. just patchy fog out there. marin, kind of skirts the city a little bit. goes down along the san mateo coast and pulls off. the santa cruz coastline. and patchy fog. especially up in sonoma county, a little here and there. but overall, it will burn off. and high pressure slowly building in. we have fog. and it will be sunny, nice. highs. it will be a little warmer on friday. we'll see upper 80s to near 90.
hold it there on saturday. and if everything keeps coming in as advertised, we will have warm to hot conditions sunday and monday. time now is 8:26. she is back on american soil after 13 month negligence an iran -- 13 months in an iranian president. at this hour, crews are in place in the san bruno neighborhood. that starts today. we'll tell you what the plan is and we'll talk to the head of the county health department. and the latest silicon valley success story. the young face behind facebook has made financial history.
good morning. welcome back. time now is 8:29. and all morning long, pg&e crews have been working on fixing a natural gas pipeline that was cut by a construction crew. and it happened just before 11:30 last night. we were out there, watching things. the construction crew was working on a major city road pavement project. somehow, they cut into a two- inch natural gas pipeline. about a dozen homes were evacuated for a little while. just as a precaution. but those folks were allowed later to go gak home. this is a live picture right there in the middle of downtown orinda. this is how it looks right now. they still have the cones up. and there are still construction crews out there. but the roads reopened in downtown orinda, about an hour
ago. and they're slowly but surely getting back to normal. in response to the san bruno natural gas disaster, california's two senators introduced a bill that calls for strict, new natural gas pipeline safety standards. the bill, by senator dianne feinstein and senator barbara boxer, would double the number of federal pipeline inspectors from 100 to 200. it would require the installation of electronic shutoff valves and pipelines. and require them to reduce gas pressure if their pipelines can't be inspected by robotic devices. crews are now set to begin hauling away what is left in the homes destroyed in the san bruno fire zone. ktvu's claudine wong joins us now.
>> they have been having meetings in advance of the demolition. you can see some of the crews starting to arrive. if you see that big excavotor back on that one lot back there that is where one of the trees will be demolished and cleare today. there are three sites they are to focused on in this neighborhood today. and they they that will -- this will move slowlia because they want to make sure it moves well and they do it right. let's take a look. you can see the devastation to this neighborhood there are about 35 homes just destroyed. and two more. to sign up for this program, you have to give them the red light. 25 homeowners so far have signed up. 10 are still on the fence. and the two red-tagged homes are considering if they need to
tear down or if there is some way they can rebuild on their property. i just did talk to the director for the environmental health division of the san mateo county. he says he feels very good about today. >> i feel great today. >> i feel 100% confident that we'll do it safe. we'll see what is going to happen. wind is an issue because there are a couple of health concerns out of all of this. first, you have to particulate matter. tiny particles, whether they are in the ash of the home. whether the asbestos that some of these homes are built in the 50s and 60s. so asbestos is a concern among all of those. they have air monitors up here to make sure they monitor any kind of particulate matter or gas in the air after this. if they see anything tagious, they will shut it down until they can figure out what is happening. dean peterson. when we talked to him, he said,
look, when we see these lots, we see people's homes, people's lives, but also potential dangers. what i see basically is all of the ash and debris there are also physical issues, like nails and such. but it's also for the ash to become airborne. there is really the potential for public health concern. back live, you're looking from news chopper 2 over this neighborhood. three crews a day, working six days a week. they believe they can get a lot cleared, each one of those crews every day. so there should be three clean sites at the end of every day over the next few weeks. they are hoping to get this done over the next three weeks or so. because they are aware of rain. and they said when the rain comes, that starts washing things down in the storm drains. and that creates another environmental health concern. they say they are not going to rush this. but certainly they do want to get it done as quickly as possible. back here on the ground.
you, again, are taking rilive look at one of the home sites of three that will be demolished today and cleared out. it's actually a six-step process. they have to go through, take pictures, document. do the clearing. then they have to grade it and do a couple of other things before they can clear. they say it will take three or four days to get each one of these sites through the process. i talked to a resident who said yes, he is concerned. the environmental health department. look, we are monitoring. we haven't seen anything that causes any concern. time now, 8:35. new this morning, the uc berkeley graduate, sarah shord, who was released from the iranian president. says she wants to meet with the president of iran while he's here in the united states.
sarah shord says she wants iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad to know she's not angry with him. shord was arrested last july, along with uc berkeley graduates. the two men remain in prison in iran. they're accused of spying. ahmadinejad is in new york for the united nations meeting. 8:35. san leandro police are searching for a man who impersonated a police officer and robbed a woman. this happened tuesday. police say the victim was walking on east 14th street when a black suv, with flashing lights pulled next to her. that's when a man jumped out, handcuffed the victim and stole $200 from her wallet before releasing her. the suspect is described only as african american. in his mid-30s with a bald head and no facial hair. walnut creek police are working on a sketch of a man who tried to lure a 13-year-old boy into his car. it happened at a shopping center at ignatio valley and
oak grove roads, shortly after 4:00 p.m. tuesday. the boy told police, a man pulled up next to him and said his mother sent him to pick him up. the car was a dark blue, midsized chevy suv. police say this case is not related to similar incidents in walnut creek and other east bay cities in recent weeks. time now, 8:36. charges have been filed against a novato teenager, involved in ray deadly crash. the -- a deadly crash. the 16-year-old whose name is being withheld is being accused of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. five teenagers were involved in this car. police say they found liquor and open beer cans in that car. tonight, family and friends will hold a vigil to remember 16-year-old isaac brat. he was killed in that crash. the vigil begins at 7:00 p.m. the funeral for isaac will be held tomorrow. well, the head of muni says
the results of a new passenger survey could have been a lot worse, when you consider recent fair hike -- fare hikes and cutbacks. a small majority think the transit agency could have been doing a good job. but this is still the lowest approval rating in more than a decade. it shows customer satisfaction at 52%. that's a 3% drop from the last survey in 2007. back in 2001, 48% said muni was doing a good job. and the bart board of directors plans to vote today on whether to rename the pleasant hill bart station. there's a push to call it the pleasant hill, contra costa bart station to represent the adjacent transit village across 140 acres. bart staffers estimate the name change would cost $400,000 to update the maps, brochures and the agency's website. at least some of that cost
would be paid for by the transit village and the developers. 8:38. speaking of bart and other transportation for the morning. let's check in with sal. a lot of people pay close attention to you, sal. they want to find out what is happening on the roads. >> yeah. and there's some bart delays. they were only about five minutes. still five- to 10-minute delays. in millbrae because of earlier problems. but you know, nothing major. northbound 101, san francisco, you can see that traffic is going to be busy. and it's been pretty busy trying to get into san francisco. i think yesterday was such a bad day, getting in on the bay bridge. maybe some people change their route. i don't know. this is the bay bridge. westbound traffic is going to be busy, coming into san francisco. it's about a 15- to 20-minute delay, as opposed to yesterday's 30- to 40-minute delay. we see some improvement on 101. but it is pretty slow.
same thing on the nimitz freeway. one of the bay area's busiest, obviously. southbound, slow from hayward to fremont. 8:39. here's steve. >> thank you. very good tweets this morning. people sending in good information. cheats this morning. had a couple of upper 30s. but we'll rebound here on the temps, warming up in a bit. patchy low clouds. but overall, we're gearing up for a warmer next couple of days and maybe each hot as we -- maybe even hot toward sunday and monday. cool morning, patchy fog. sunny, mostly sunny. and a little warmer today. weekend looks warm. friday and saturday look warm. sunday and monday have been the keys. i've seen projections of 100 degrees for areas that are inland. not soamp -- so much inland. that will be the key. inland will warm up. today, just a little warmer. there's another system clipping us to the north. you can see how that rides over. but the jet stream is lifting. and these systems aren't digging as deep. redwood city, our target forecast today.
it was cold. we'll go 68 at lunchtime. and then later this afternoon, 75 for a high. 70s for some around the bay. 60s on the coast. mid-60s. upper 70s and low 80s inland. 53 this morning, san francisco. it's going to be a beautiful day. a little patchy fog. cool and breezy. we'll go for 67 on the high side. kenwood, 39. there was also an upper 30 near sebastopol. oakmont down to 42. and novato yountville at 46. sonoma, 47. that was outside the square. not there in the plaza but close. menlo park, and los altos, 47. danville, 48. 47 in ukiah. they were down to 43. yreka was also down to 43. so a little chill in the september air, even on the coast. every system, though, coming in now, was taking a path farther to the north.
and there's going toy -- to be a system within the system that digs. and how far it digs sunday and monday will determine how far we get. patchy fog. sunny and a little warmer. mostly sunny. there are a few high clouds out there. wind is not much of an issue now. but probably later on, it will pick up a little bit. 60s and 70s. and low 80s. fog, sun. mostly fair. a little warmer today. more so on saturday. one more system to the north. holds things in check. and then we warm things up, sunday and monday. 8:42. our new ktvu field poll shows one of california's hottest political races is still too close to call. and we have breaking news about a popular diabetes pill and conflicting recommendations from two government agencies. also, he just surpassed a silicon valley giant. this year's forbes list of richest americans. how the father of facebook is planning to share his wealth. u owi stgoth n csechkint al?ye cckhiou
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stay on the market with restrictions. the new restrictions in avandia are in response to data that suggests that it has an elevated risk of heart attacks and strokes. our time now, 8:45. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we'll following for you right now. oakland police are out there, searching for at least two suspects after an early morning shootout. look at these pictures. this happened outside of a bar and nightclub on webster and 14th. two people were wounded in a hail of gunfire during what witnesses say was an attempted robbery. well, the government's new jobless numbers came out this morning. they show first-time jobless claims in the u.s. climbed by 12,000 last week. that's after four weeks of flat or declining numbers. an ac transit's board of directors voted they're going to eliminate most weekend and overnight service. ac transit is facing a huge
budget deficit. they're also in the middle of a bitter labor dispute. forbes magazine has released its annual let of richest people. and many are familiar names here in the ktvu area. good morning. this year's forbes 400 is packed with local names. in fact, california has the highest number of america's richest at 83. including two new entries who happen to be youngest on the list. both are just 24 years old. we'll get to them again. once again, microsoft founder bill gates is listed as the wealthiest man in america for the 15th year in ray row. there's number 2. investor, warren buffett, second place with $45 billion. the bay area's larry ellison of oracle is number 3 on the list. google tied for 11th place with gl 15 billion. and for the first time,
facebook founder, mark zuckerberg soared ahead of apple's apple's ceo steve jobs. he also ties on the youngest on the list, with former facebook colleague, dustin mos covits who is 8 days younger. now, like many on the forbes list, zuckerberg plans to use some ofs this health for a good cause. the facebook founder is expected to announce tomorrow that he is donating $100 million to schools in no newark, new jersey. he is expected to make that announcement on the oprah winfrey show. the majority of americans on the list are in finance and investment, reelings or media moguls. -- real estate or media investment. by the way, meg whitman is also on that list. the bay area's economy is showing new signs of recovery. according to american express, spending in san francisco
surged by 36% from last year. that is the largest increase by far compared to the five other major national five narcotics -- markets, included in the survey. it includes money spent on shopping, dining, lodging. governor schwarzenegger and the legislative leaders will hold budget talks today in southern california. the governor is down there, recovering from a cold. the big five meetings are in the governor's private office in santa monica. today, the state budget is now 85 days late. this is the longest california has ever gone without a new budget. the california governor's race is a dead heat. according to a new ktvu field poll. six weeks away from election day, the numbers show republican meg whitman and democrat jerry brown at 41% apiece in the poll. 18%, undecided. the ktvu field poll has shown a close governor's race, ever since march. analysts say the candidates'
campaign ads don't seem to have swayed voters, one way or the other. but brown and whitman are scheduled to hold their first tv debate next week. and ktvu channel 2 is the only bay area tv station, providing a live broadcast of next week's debate. it will begin at 6:00, next tuesday evening, right here. it is 8:49. uc berkeley plans to cut more jobs. the chancellor announced that 200 administrative jobs will be eliminated early next year. it will save the university $20 million. this is in addition to 600 jobs already eliminated since last year. despite california state university's budget problems, there is one group that has not had to worry about fee hikes. the over-60 program offers free classes to adults who are 60 or over. last year, 900 people enrolled in the program, which costs up to $3 million a year. older students are only allowed to register if there is room.
some wonder if it's the best way to spend money, given recent layoffs, class reductions, and limited enrollment. there's a disturbing discovery to tell you about. we'll tell you what was found inside containers of one brand of baby formula. and it has triggered a massive recall. a 100-year-old secret revealed. what one woman says really happened on the titanic.
welcome back. two men are in the hospital this morning with serious injuries. they fell off this rugged cliff off the santa cruz county coast. it is near davenport. men fell 25 feet down a cliff, onto those rocks. a relative of one of the victims says they were climbing up and suddenly slipped. a dally city woman, -- daly city woman just lost a battle. it was over her son's heart. it wasn't until after he was buried that she found out the coroner kept his heart for further study. she ended up suing san mateo county. but california law allows the coroner to keep body parts in death inquiries. yesterday, they said the need for family consent was never
established. 8:54. abbott laboratories is recalling millions of containers of its top-selling baby formula because of possible insect contamination. includes 8 ounce, 12.4 ounce, and 12.9 ounce. the company says beetles and larva were found at a plant where those items are produced. liquid formula are not affected by the recall. you can find more information on the potentially tainted items on the web links section of our website, ktvu.com. east bay city officials will look at plans for a new in and out drive through restaurant. it is on north main street. but some neighbors are against it. they say it's going to attract traffic and noise to the area. >> nn out predict -- in n out predicts 1200 to 1500 cars.
>> we're worried about them cutting through our neighborhood. >> in n out is looking at possible adjustments to their plan. it will ultimately be up to the pleasant hill planning committee to approve the new restaurant. a castro district sandwich shop that was recently forced to close because it was too popular, will now share space with another restaurant. ike's place closed early ther month, after neighbors complained about long lines of noisy customers. but now, the owner and his 30 employees will share a space with the restaurant right around the corner, called lime. that may be a new problem since lime also has a track record for complaints about noise and drunken crowds that gather outside. 8:56. according to a new book, the sinking of the titanic was caused by a simple steering mistake. author louise patton is the granddaughter of the only senior officer to survive the ship wreck.
until now, historians believed that titanic hit an iceberg because the crews did not see it until it was too late. but patton said the man steering the ship misunderstood the order and turned the wheel the wrong way. she says her grandfather covered up the mistake. becauses he -- because he was worried that it would put them out of a job. there was the chairman of the line of titanic on board. and he insisted they keep going to try to get to port. if they had stayed in place, the water would not have come out so quickly. it would not have sunk and the rescue ships could have gotten there in time to save the 1500 people who died. >> very different. time now, 8:57. sal, you never steer us wrong. particularly what's going on with bart. >> that's right. we have had some delays. they're only minor. but they haven't gone away. from san francisco to millbrae and sfo. still there, but only five to 10 minutes. 24, speaking of bart. there goes bart in our picture.
westbound 24. looking good. clearing up. bay bridge so much better than yesterday. a small delay at the toll plaza. and san francisco looking good getting into downtown. here's steve. mostly sunny today. temperatures warming up just a little bit, with still a little bit of patchy fog on the san mateo coast. and we'll see warm weather friday and saturday. sure looks like it will be warm to hot to upper 90s. >> kind of the hottest stretch that we've had. >> since what? july 4th. that will do it for us. thanks for watching, everyone. >> bye now. we're part of nature, and as we destroy nature, we destroy ourselves. it's a selfish thing to want to protect nature. i never intended to be a businessman. we made the world's best climbing equipment out of here. we realized that putting in and taking out of all these pitons was causing damage to the rock.
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